celestial marriage

  1. the rite or state of marriage, performed in a Mormon temple by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and believed to continue beyond death.

Origin of celestial marriage

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby celestial marriage

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How to use celestial marriage in a sentence

  • Her only hope of a future life depends upon her being united in "celestial marriage" to some man.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
  • The Prophet Joseph had taught me the principle of plural or celestial marriage, and I was married to him for time and eternity.

    The Story of the Mormons | William Alexander Linn
  • We have obeyed the principle of celestial marriage because it came to us from God.

    Under the Prophet in Utah | Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
  • The revelation on celestial marriage had never been among her selections.

    The Lions of the Lord | Harry Leon Wilson